Introduction

This is a summary of a podcast called “This is Marketplace”  by Kai Risdahl”‘ In this podcast Kai discussed  a topic that is hotter than AI,  This topic is: “AI litigation”

Here are some highlights of the podcast

Key Lawsuits:
– Authors Guild suing OpenAI and Microsoft.
– Plaintiffs include George R.R. Martin and Jodi Picoult.
– The New York Times suing OpenAI and Microsoft.
– Getty Images suing StabilityAI.

Core Allegation:
– Illegal use of copyrighted works to train AI models.

Background:
– Use of vast amounts of text and images from the internet for AI training.
– Reference to Common Crawl:
– A 17-year archive of the internet.
– Freely available to researchers, academics, and companies.
– Managed by the non-profit Common Crawl Foundation, led by Rich Skrenta.
– Contains 250 billion web pages.

AI and Common Crawl:
– Significant for the development of Large Language Models (LLMs).
– Used by companies like Google, Meta, and OpenAI.

Ethical and Legal Questions:
– Concerns about the use of copyrighted material.
– Debate over whether AI training constitutes fair use.

Industry Perspectives:
– Researchers believe LLMs depend heavily on data from Common Crawl.
– Tech companies argue AI should learn from the internet like humans do.

Consumer Awareness:
– Limited transparency from AI companies about training data.
– Google’s stance on opting out for future AI training data.

Potential Impact of Legal Changes:
– High cost and time to retrain AI models without copyrighted work.
– Possible decline in AI performance without diverse training data.

Ethical Considerations:
– Ed Newton-Rex’s perspective on the social contract and creator rights.
– FairlyTrained’s certification for AI systems using licensed data.
– Comparison to fair trade certifications for consumer awareness.

Conclusion

– Ethical implications of using AI models trained on unlicensed data.
– Importance of compensation and consent for creators.

Chime In

What are the ethical implications of using AI models trained on unlicensed data, and why is it crucial to ensure compensation and consent for the original content creators?

About the Podcaster

Kai is the host and senior editor of “Marketplace,” the most widely heard program on business and the economy — radio or television, commercial or public broadcasting — in the country. Kai speaks regularly with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, startup entrepreneurs, small-business owners and everyday participants in the American and global economies.

Marketplace Insights: Navigating AI Litigation with Kai Risdahl

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Introduction This is a summary of a podcast called “This is Marketplace”  by Kai Risdahl”‘ In this podcast Kai discussed  a topic that is hotter than AI,  This topic is: “AI litigation” Here are some highlights of the podcast Key Lawsuits: – Authors Guild suing OpenAI and Microsoft. – Plaintiffs include George R.R. Martin and […]

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